Sunday, September 26, 2004

"My administration will give you the resources you need to fight and win the war on terror"

or maybe not. It looks the negligent underequpping of our armed forces in Iraq has reached new lows:

About 800 members of the 98th Army Reserve Division from Rochester, New York will begin a year-long mission in Iraq next month.

The unit, which normally trains reserve and active-duty soldiers in the U.S., will find itself training Iraq’s new army.

The 98th is a non-combat unit that doesn't even have its own weapons or vehicles.

"This is a hard war and we, frankly, inside the Army Reserve have been not properly prepared for it,” said Lt. Gen. James Helmly, chief of the U.S. Army Reserve.

-Army Sends Weaponless Reserve Unit To Iraq
-2004 State of the Union Address


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